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Insights Column 07.19.2011

HHS announces new investment in school-based health centers

Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced awards of $95 million to 278 school-based health centers across the country. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, along with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, made the…

Insights Column 07.14.2011

Rick Santorum’s troubling connection

Rick Santorum, a former U.S. Senator for Pennsylvania, wants to be the Republican nominee to run against President Obama next year. Unfortunately for him, he’s also embroiled in a health care scandal—this one involving…

Insights Column 07.01.2011

4th of July and health reform

Living 14 hours away from home, I find myself nostalgic for my childhood days in Mississippi, particularly in the summertime. As we approach July, I often reflect on hanging out with friends and family…

Report 07.01.2011

Perils of Health Insurance Sold across State Lines

Some policy makers have proposed allowing health insurance companies to sell plans in states where they are not licensed. This would be problematic for consumers because insurance companies would be able to undermine state…

Insights Column 06.30.2011

A Big (Freaking) Deal

Today’s decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals is, as the Vice President might say, a big (freaking) deal. The court ruled that the individual responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. It’s…

Insights Column 06.29.2011

6th Circuit Court rules Affordable Care Act is constitutional

The 6th Circuit Court of the United States ruled today that the individual responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. In their decision, the court writes “We find that the minimum coverage provision…

Insights Column 06.22.2011

A health care heist

Over the past few years, we’ve told you some truly bizarre stories about what people do in search of affordable health care. One woman got married to a man she barely knew to get…

Insights Column 06.15.2011

My 15 Year Old Patient Died Because His Dad Was Unemployed

This blog was written by Dr. Zaneb Beams and originally posted on Doctor's for America's blog. It’s different when you lose a patient in private practice. In the ICU, you expect to lose patients. They…